Ranulf DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth
(-Bef 1157)
Juliana DE DUNBAR
(-)
Roger DE STUTEVILLE of Burton Agnes
(-)
Roger I DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth
(Est 1145-1188)
Alice DE STUTEVILLE
(-1202)
Roger II DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth
(Est 1175-1239)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ada INGEN DONNCHADA

2. Margery DE UMFREVILLE

Roger II DE MERLAY, Baron of Morpeth

  • Born: Est 1175, Morpeth, Northumberland, England
  • Married (1):
  • Married (2): Before Nov 1226
  • Died: Shortly before 12 Apr 1239

  Also called Roger DE MERLEY

  General Notes:

compiler's 25 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

Roger II married twice. As the inquisition taken after the death of Margery, daughter of Richard de Umfreville, his second wife, and "late the wife of John de Lexinton," states that she "died without heir of her body," Roger II's sons must therefore have been from Roger's first marriage. 1

William de Vescy, Roger de Merlay, Ada his wife, and Ranulf his son, and Alicia his mother, were benefactors to Brinkburn. 2

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... Roger, the 6th of Richard I, gave twenty marks to be excused attending the king in that expedition which he then made into Normandy. In the contentions between king John and his rebellious barons, he was one who took up arms on their behalf, for which his castle of Morpeth was seized, and all his lands; but the 2d of Henry III. he made his peace, and returned to his obedience; after when, the 23d of Henry III. he departed this life, and was buried with his ancestors at Newminster juxta Morpeth, in com. Northumb... 3

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  • 5 Sep 1227, Windsor

Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand he makes from Roger Bertram and Roger de Merlay for the arrears of the fifteenth collected in his county, until 15 days from Michaelmas in the eleventh year, having accepted security that they will then send to the Exchequer any of their men, who are to have the power to satisfy the king for the aforesaid arrears.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 11 Hen. III, 355

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  • 23 Apr 1230, Portsmouth

Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand he makes from Roger Bertram and Roger de Merlay for the arrears of the fifteenth collected in his county, until 15 days from Michaelmas in the eleventh year, having accepted security that they will then send to the Exchequer any of their men, who are to have the power to satisfy the king for the aforesaid arrears.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 14 Hen. III, 277

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  • 10 Apr 1239, Westminster

The king has taken the homage of Roger de Merlay, son and heir of Roger de Merlay , for the lands which the aforesaid Roger held of the king in chief. Order to Roger of Essex to take security from the same Roger for rendering £100 to the king for his relief, namely £25 at Trinity in the twenty-third year, £25 at Michaelmas in the same year, £25 at Hilary in the twenty-fourth year, and £25 at the Close of Easter in the same year, and to cause him to have seisin of the lands of which the same Roger was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day he died.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 23 Hen. III, 138

  Marriage Information:

Roger married Ada INGEN DONNCHADA, daughter of Donnchad MAC DONNCHADA, Earl of Fife, and Ela. (Ada INGEN DONNCHADA died before 1226.)

  Marriage Information:

Roger also married Margery DE UMFREVILLE, daughter of Richard DE UMFREVILLE, before Nov 1226. (Margery DE UMFREVILLE died shortly before 22 Feb 1292.)

Sources


1 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents, preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol. III, Edward I, p. 5.

2 Notes to Early Scottish Charters Prior to A.D. 1153, James Maclehose and sons (publ.).

3 The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England: Or, An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Lives, Public Employments, and Most Memorable Actions of the English Nobility who Have Flourished from the Norman Conquest, Volume 1, 1807, Thomas Christopher Banks, p. 135.


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